Amidst the flood of stories about Russian immigrants in the US who reputedly experienced some mild discomfort because of being from a terrible country, I wonder, where are the stories about Ukrainian immigrants. Who’s talking about how we cry, have nightmares, and start the day by finding out which of our friends and relatives have been murdered by the friends and relatives of the ‘apologetic’ lady from the quoted tweet?
Every year in May, a large park in Montreal gets flooded by drunk and happy Russian immigrants yelling “we can repeat it!” This is a favorite militaristic slogan of Putin’s Russia. What they are planning to repeat is the triumphant march of Soviet troops across Europe in 1945. Only this time, they’ll decide who the “Nazis” are.
A few years ago, I wrote here on the blog about a party I visited at the house of a local chemistry professor from Russia. This is a very successful guy with hundreds of publications, gigantic grants, and a huge house. All he and his Russian buddies could talk about at the party was the greatness of Putin (even the vodka they drank was named after him), the importance of Russia’s recent invasions (this was in 2015, and guess which country Russia had recently invaded), and the stupidity and nastiness of Americans. This is a guy who was given everything by Americans. If he does feel a little apologetic, what’s the big deal? He won’t, of course, but at least he can try to pretend.
There are no “innocent victims escaping from the regime” in Russia. The borders have been wide open, and Russians leave always and solely for better economic opportunities abroad. After they leave, they tend to overwhelmingly support every Russian invasion. That Russian opera singer Netrebko I keep hearing about from kind-hearted Americans is one of the most passionate, hardcore Putinoids in existence. This is a terrible person. She should be on trial for war crimes. And what’s the big suffering she’s experienced? A loss of a contract? She’ll make a lot more money, as usual, opening her mouth not to sing but to fellate Putin’s cronies (in a literal sense).
And since I’m at it, I want to mention that spate of outraged reports on Russians denied private medical care in Germany. People! Use your thinking facilities. Who are the Russians who can afford private clinics in Germany? Where do they get such extraordinary amounts of money? These aren’t immigrants or regular citizens. These are members of a corrupt Russian elite. They are so rich, you are dust under their feet. They are going to be fine.
These are Russians in Germany protesting against accepting Ukrainian refugees:
Let’s feel sorry for them some more. Poor innocent bunnies, they suffer so.